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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Imperial Stout
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1817   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Péché Mortel (French for "Mortal Sin") is an intensely black and dense beer with very pronounced roasted flavours. Fair trade coffee is infused during the brewing process, intensifying the bitterness of the beer and giving it a powerful coffee taste. Péché mortel is brewed to be savored; we invite you to drink it in moderation.

This stout style, high in alcohol and bitterness in order to favour preservation, was historically brewed to support the long and arduous voyage necessary to export the beer from England to Russia. The word Imperial comes from the fact that the beer was specially brewed for the Russian tsar’s court.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle at home pour is pitch black with a big brown head and great lacing. Big coffee, roasty, earthy, light marshmallows, graham crackers, light grass, somewhat lactic, and bready aroma. Taste is big coffee, dark cocoa, earthy, toasted bread, light vanilla, burnt caramel, and figs with a medium bitter finish. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Well constructed stout and a very good use of coffee.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Quercus (26) - - JAN 24, 2014
Pours deep impenetrable black with a nice toasted brown head. Beautiful light coffee, nutty aroma smooth and rich full flavor nothing lacking about it... Everything a stout should be. Best beer ever?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Pours black with thin tan head. Nose off deep chocolate malt. Good body. Taste is burnt coffee and chocolate. Little disappointed in the lack of coffee but it’s a good overall stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (974) - SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2014
Dark brown with a laced toffee-tan head. Rich, oaty breakfast imperial snappiness but wheezes of coffee throughout. Silky booziness on the initial taste, up front without being upsetting to the palate. Tangs of coffee throughout, but a middle richness stirs in a bit more malty choc and creaminess. This is a bit tantalising and decadent, but the finish is a coarse bitterness and more drips of over roasted coffee on the finish. Would prefer it softer, but still fairly decent.

Bottle, Brewdog Glasgow w/ GJDunbar

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frulertruler (107) - San Rafael, SPAIN - JAN 17, 2014
Botella. Café pan y licor. Cafetosa y especiada con largo postgusto seco alcohólico y cafetoso.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjgmd (1223) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours an intense rich thick black color with a thin head. Nose is straight up coffee and chocolate. Taste is rich chocolate, malt and deep roasted coffee. Some vanilla notes and alcohol. Finishes perfectly, with a lingering rich chocolate coffee flavor. Purely excellent and purely good. Quaff Score 9 / 10

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zgaier (1180) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Pours pitch black with a brown head and nice, pleasant roasted coffee, vanilla aroma. Taste is delicious, strong bitter coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, espresso, and mocha with a smooth, roasty, espresso finish. Great coffee stout, tons of flavor, delicious

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (1099) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Draft from BrewDog Shepherd’s Bush opening night on 29 November 2013. Poured black with a dense tan head and good lacing. Aroma of grassy hop, ash, Oxo and possibly mothballs(?). Where the aroma was not super enticing, the mouth feel was absolutely perfect; full and velvety. Massive flavours of dark fruit, roast malt and cinnamon. Finish was espresso, liquorice, port, burnt grain and molasses. Super complex flavours, shame slightly about some odd aromas, but overall this was a spectacular beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2014
From the bottle. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate, and minor coffee, Taste is bitter chocolate, small creamy coffee finish. Tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WheatKing (1162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
On tap at Bellwoods, Toronto. Black, tan head. Nose is licorice, coffee, vanilla, wood. Flavour is vanilla in the front coffee in the back. Thick dusty palate. Great stuff, love the vanilla aspect especially. EDIT: Unbeknownst while rating, this is apparently my 500th Canadian beer. How cool is that?


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